Hello all! As many of you know, I’m one of those rare American Eurovision fans. It’s a fun life, it’s a hard life, it’s an exciting life, it’s a lonely life. Many a days I daydream about a mystical long forgotten loophole that would allow the USA to join the EBU and participate, I even devote time to thinking about who could represent us if such a miracle occurred, (Maybe Paula and Ovi could help us!)

Anyway, I’m kind of an “out there” guy once you get to know me, and I like making funny stuff/making people laugh, nothing brings me more joy than to see other people smile! (However if Valentina makes the final this year my feelings may change…)  So, I decided to create a mini-series of Vines about the life of an American Eurovision fan and the trials he faces/remarks he makes in everyday life. If you’re unsure of what Vines are, they’re 6 second mini videos that are usually very random and funny, and can be about anything really.

I hope you enjoy this little peek into the American Eurovision Fan’s life!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS_rza4GX_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJzFz-vhcVk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI5C6JU19Eg

Ahh the life, it certainly is a colorful one! I hope you enjoyed the videos, and there are likely more to come in the future! 🙂

Zachary Thomas is Wisconsin-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. Follow him on Twitter @CheerZach. Then follow the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter at @wiwibloggs to keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip!

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Asking questions are iin fact good thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, however this
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Buttered-Coffee

Hahaha, I can relate to the iTunes part. Plus Spotify too. I remember once I made a foreign spotify account to listen to some UMK songs..I searched up Eurovision and all of the songs, It felt like a dream!

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@pearwater I’m not sure if you were talking about 2012, but if you were..it was actually Sweden that won that year. 😀

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pearwater

Oh, I forgot to mention Natália Kelly from Austria “Shine” (Malmo) was born in my hometown of Hartford, Connecticut…

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pearwater

American fan here! I think it would be fun of the US did join Eurovision….but it wouldn’t be the main reason Eurovision it was introduced. I started watching Eurovision with Baku…(I didn’t realized I could watch it online…duh) So I missed it when Russia won it (but I had watched the videos on Youtube). Anyway…I have watched as many of the past competitions and caught up on all of the Eurovision Shows from 2008 up to last year’s show. I think is a great competition show. It’s wonderful to see all the performances and look in horror of some the… Read more »

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@CookyMonzta
Both Linda and Viktor Kiraly are from America, but I’m not sure if they’re related…I don’t think so, but whatever. I know Linda moved to Hungary with her family (they were Hungarian) when she was a teenager. I’m not sure when Viktor moved. Andras Kallay-Saunders was born to a Hungarian mother and American father, but was raised in America, only moving to Hungary as an adult. It’s very interesting how the Americans manage to sneak in, often without us realizing 😛

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@D: Aye! I completely forgot about that. The Királys were born in the U.S. to Hungarian parents, yes? I think they were very young when their family moved back to Hungary, no?

Good showing for Kalomira, though she ended up 3rd after winning her section. As far as I know, Katrina Leskanich and Waves band member Vince de la Cruz are the only Americans to have won.

Arianna
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I’m an American Eurovision fan (though we like to be distinctively referred to as Canadians over here cause that’s how we roll lol 😉 ) But I totally agree with your vids bahahaha They’re a laugh & I hope you put more :D!

The best we can do is have people like Celine, Katrina, Natalia Kelly & Hannah etc. etc. participate for other countries from time to time. 😛

& D, I do not think they would send washed up acts. US people are so competitive when it comes to the arts, it’s unreal.

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@CookyMonzta
Kalomira from 2008 was actually also American. From Long Island, New York.

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eurana

Very interesting idea CookyMonzta. I think many people around the world would like to vote in Eurovision. E.g every country as you said would give 12, 10, 8, 7, etc points. Finland is accepting international votes by credit card this year. Why not the ESC ?

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@CookyMonzta Fun fact, three A Dal contestants (Well I know of 3) this year are actually American. Viktor Kiraly, Linda Kiraly, and Andras Kallay-Saunders are all from New York, but of Hungarian decent. @Alex I feel Americavision might be popular with Americans, but the thing is, Eurovision is Eurovision because of the languages and cultures of the different European countries. Basically every US state speaks English (apart from the ones with a significant Spanish-speaking minority) and the culture is all distinctively American, it’s not like there’s the Spanish, the French, the Dutch, the German, etc all competing against each other.… Read more »

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Also, I can’t stand how hard it is to find Melodifestivalen songs on Amazon or Itunes in the US either 🙂

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They should have a real “Americavision”: either have the states and territories of the United States compete, or have a competition between the countries of the American continents. Neither of those situations seems like it would be anywhere near as interesting as Eurovision is, though.

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I think I’ve said this before, and I will say it again: What I would like to see is the top economic powers from each of the other continents given an opportunity to vote on the artists at Eurovision:

In North America, obviously it would be the U.S.;
In South America, I assume Brazil;
In Oceania, obviously Australia;
In Asia, quite probably China;
In Africa, either South Africa or Nigeria.

Who would each of these countries give 12 points to?

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@D: Also a good point. Even 2nd-tier U.S. stars might be reluctant to take a shot, in fear of a poor result that might cripple their reputation at home or end their career like it did for Jemini.

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@Dar: I think this site posed that question last summer. Interesting thought; but let Eurovision stay Euro. Of course, I have absolutely no problem with Americans singing or writing/composing for a Euro country. We’ve seen it before (Katrina and the Waves), and we might see it again if Viktor Király qualifies for Hungary. Rap legend D.M.C. (from NYC, where I live) is featured on Viktor’s song.

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joey

Can you make an icon for Philippines as well?

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I feel if the USA participated in Eurovision, they’d be like UK 2.0. Always sending washed-up old artists with boring songs because the American broadcaster (whichever broadcaster decides to take the challenge, I would guess ABC or NBC) feel like they have better things to do. Or, they’d stage a Scandinavian-level national selection every year and consistently place well. One of those two.

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Hahaha love your videos 🙂 I think that you and other American Eurovision fans should found a Eurovision fan club, like the ones in Europe (and outside Europe, there are clubs in South Africa and Australia), that way you are always in the loop and have a great chance to actually go to a contest one day(the fanclubs get a big fat discount!). Im going for the very first time this year, and all because I joined the Icelandic Eurovision fan club 🙂

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It wili be nice that we have maybe in November Word song contest with TOP 6 from Eurovision, TOP 6 from Asia song contest, TOP 6 from Africa song contest, TOP 6 from North America and south America plus one coutry from Australia and oceanica ( Australia, New Zeland, Papua or some small iceland in that area).I don t liek idea to have on Eurovision countries who is not from Europe, Euro asia or mediteran coutries from Africa.

David Thielen
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@dhani – gee, you must be the life of the party with an attitude like that.

David Thielen
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Hey Zach – great post (I too am one of the few American fans).

Melisa J
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Hahah I love these! You’re hilarious! I totally sympathize with these. I too, am an American Eurovision fan, and often rage at the lack of Eurovision hits on itunes. Do you ever have a problem figuring out what time national finals come on in your time zone?

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I’m an American Eurovision fan too, but I would hate it if the US were allowed to join Eurovision. Firstly, Eurovision is something that is uniquely European. (Well, more like Eurasian-and-sometimes-African, but whatever.) Secondly, most American music just isn’t all that great. Sure, the US is a big country and you have some good music, but most of it caters to the masses and Eurovision is about creating and celebrating uniqueness. Eurovision music is sometimes unconventional, and that’s part of the reason we love it. Even in the US could join, I don’t think it would have what it takes… Read more »

dhani
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and just so you know: AMERICA IS NOT ONLY USA !!!!!!!

dhani
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i cant stand americans

dhani
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lol if usa entered esc it would be boring cause they would problably win each year

Dar
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Dar

How well would the USA do in eurovision ???
A number of factors would affect this ??